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EEA Signals 2009, key environmental issues facing Europe Maximising the environmental benefits of Europe’s bioenergy potential Beyond transport policy - exploring and managing the external drivers of transport demand Climate Change and Aviation: Issues, Challenges and Solutions
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Soot reduction may help slow global warming

A recent study by the US space agency NASA shows that cutting emissions of soot can have an immediate cooling effect – and prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths from ..
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EU considers IMO membership

A policy document entitled “Maritime Transport Strategy 2009–2018” presented on 21 January by the European Commission called for EU observer status for the International Maritime ..
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Coal-fired power plants big mercury culprits

The fifty most-polluting coal-burning power plants in the United States emitted twenty tons of mercury into the air in 2007. Of the ten highest-emitting plants, all but one reported an increase ..
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Slow pace of car CO2 cuts

The average emission level of new private cars registered in the EU in 2007 was 158 grams per kilometre (g/km), down 1.25 per cent compared with 2006, according to a European Commission ..
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Cleaner Air Equals Longer Lives

Between 1980 and 2000, average life expectancy increased by 2.72 years in 51 US cities, and 15 per cent, or approximately five months, of that gain owed to cleaner ..
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The cost of ozone damage to crops

Ozone pollution caused significant damage to crops in the year 2000 and greater reductions in yields are predicted for 2030 for some regions of the world. In 2000, the global economic value ..
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Dirty air costs California US$28 billion annually

Air pollution costs the California economy more than US$28 billion annually, according to a recent study. The study, which focuses on the South Coast and San Joaquin Valley air basins, also found ..
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Study reveals truth about trucks

Lorries cause far more environmental damage and congestion than previously thought, and are twice as likely to kill than cars, according to a report published on 12 January ..
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Baltic Sea - first nitrogen emissions control area?

The Baltic Sea is already an emission control area (ECA) for sulpur dioxide. Now HELCOM intends to take the same step for nitrogen oxides.
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